Robert Suzzi Valli

Assistant Professor

Mathematics

Education

  • PHD, CUNY: The Graduate Center
  • MPHIL, CUNY: The Graduate Center
  • MA, CUNY: The Graduate Center
  • BS, Manhattan College

Courses Taught

Fall 2016 Courses:
Math 186: Calculus 2
Math 285: Calculus 3
Math 287: Honors Calculus 3 

Course Taught in Past Semesters:
Math 151: Modern Math: Social Choice
Math 154: Calculus for Business Decisions
Math 155: Calculus for the Life Sciences 1
Math 156: Calculus for the Life Sciences 2
Math 185: Calculus 1
Math 186: Calculus 2
Math 187: Honors Calculus 1
Math 188: Honors Calculus 2
Math 285: Calculus 3
Math 490: Complex Analysis

 

  • Research

    My research interests include hyperbolic geometry, hyperbolic orbifold surfaces and Fuchsian groups.

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Publications & Preprints:

    • "Figure Eight Geodesics on 2-Orbifolds," Computational Methods and Function Theory 16 (2016), no. 1, 105-125. (DOI 10.1007/s40315-015-0125-z.)
    • "Non-simple Closed Geodesics on 2-Orbifolds," Ph.D. Thesis, CUNY: The Graduate Center, September 2013. 
    • "Unfoldings of the Cube," with R. Goldstone,  arXiv:1604.05004v1 (Preprint), April 2016.
    • "Finding Shortest Paths on a Cube," with R. Goldstone, in preparation.

    Selected Presentations:

    • "The Hyperbolic Plane & Surfaces," Mathematics Department Seminar, Manhattan College, May 2016.
    • "An Introduction to Hyperbolic Geometry & Surfaces," Mathematics Department Seminar, Manhattan College, March 2016.
    • "Non-simple Closed Geodesics on Orbifolds," AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting - Special Session on Invariants of Closed Curves on Surfaces, Stony Brook University, March 2016.
    • "Lengths of Geodesics on Hyperbolic Surfaces," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, November 2015.
    • "Shortest Paths on Cubes," Mathematics Department Seminar, Manhattan College, April 2015.
    • "Shortest Paths on Cubes," Senior Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar, Connecticut College, September 2014.
    • "Closed Geodesics on Orbifold Surfaces," 29th Summer Conference on Topology and Its Applications - Special Session on Geometric Topology, CUNY: The College of Staten Island, July 2014.
    • "Figure Eights on Orbifold Surfaces," Sixth Iberoamerican Congress on Geometry - Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry, CUNY: The Graduate Center, May 2014.
    • "Shortest Paths on Cubes," Math Department Seminar Series, Marist College, May 2014.
    • " Non-simple closed geodesics on orbifold surfaces," Complex Analysis and Dynamics Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, May 2013.
    • "Paths and homotopy on orbifold surfaces," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, May 2013.
    • "Figure eight geodesics on hyperbolic orbifold surfaces," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, Simons Center at Stony Brook University, September 2012.
    • "Generators and relations for the mapping class group," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, July 2012.
    • "The pants complex is connected," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, February 2011.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Experience:

    • Assistant Professor, Manhattan College, June 2016 - Present
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Manhattan College, August 2013 - June 2016
    • Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY: Lehman College, August 2010 - May 2013
    • Graduate Teaching Fellow, CUNY: Lehman College, August 2007 - May 2010

    Memberships:

    • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
    • Special Interest Group of MAA on Undergraduate Research